Last week I discovered that my NUC7i5BNH did not discover my Samsung 960 EVO M2 SSD when it was installed as the only SSD.
I was using the latest BIOS 060 and also tried BIOS 057.
The M2 settings in BIOS kept showing "Not populated".
Only after temporary installing a Sata SSD, the M2 SSD was showing up and was useable.
After this, I did remove the Sata SSD and the M2 SSD was still seen.
Is this a bug?
Thank you for contacting Intel Technical Support,
We received your inquiry and I understand that M.2 was installed as the only SSD and it is not recognized in BIOS. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may be causing. We will be more than happy looking for a solution.
I will try to replicate your situation; in order to get more information on the case please let me know the following:
Yes, I tried BIOS 057 and 060 with default settings. After BIOS update, I loaded the default settings saved and reboot.
No change in the BIOS configuration.
Thank you for the information provided; I am going to replicate the scenario to try to find a solution for the situation.
I will get back to you I about a week
Thank you for your patience, I would like to share with you that I replicated the scenario with the NUC and default settings on bios 060, the Intel M.2 was recognized when it was installed as the only SSD.
If it is possible could you try the NUC with a different manufacture M.2?
Could you try the Samsung 960 EVO M.2 on a different system?
Please let me know the outcome
I didn't use an Intel M.2 but the Samsung 960 EVO. Maybe that's the difference.
For you information and stated already in the first post, my Samsung 960 EVO M.2 is working now.
But it only started working after I also installed a SATA SSD.
So I don't need a fix since all is working for me. But if it's bug, it can possibly be solved for future customers who only use an M.2 SSD and do not have a SATA SSD.
Thank you for your response.
We are going to work on more investigation about this situation with higher levels, thank you for your feedback,
Could you review your inbox I sent you a private message
I am glad to read that your system is working okay and thanks for reporting a possible bug. I work for Intel Customer Support and I will reporting this sighting to the correspondent team.
I have the same situation. I installed an Intel m.2 256gb drive on the first slot and tried to boot from a legacy USB.
First, it won't boot on a known good boot drive. It does show in the BIOS, and it booted another computer.
Second, when I go into the bios, the m.2 drive does not appear at all.
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